Robert Curry

About Robert Curry

Robert Curry serves on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute and is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea (Encounter Books). He also serves on the board of distinguished advisors for the Ronald Reagan Center for Freedom and Understanding.

Common Sense and the Common Good

The Founders’ gift does not demand much of us. As citizen-sovereigns, we need to exercise common sense and hold dear the common good. Little more is required of us in the system America’s founders designed. That is remarkable, even astonishing because for most of us common sense and caring about the common good

By | 2017-11-13T10:22:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Misunderstanding the Russian Revolution at 100

In his article “Intellectuals and Thugs: the Russian Revolution,” George Friedman marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 by analyzing the inherent problems with its founding ideas and how those ideas led to the practical political difficulties of the Soviet Union.. He correctly states what we all know—that Karl Marx

By | 2017-10-23T05:43:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

What’s the Matter with Germany? (Part II)

In my recent article, “What’s the Matter with Germany?” I argued that under the leadership of Germany, “Europe is committing ‘suicide by Islam.’” Adolf Hitler imagined a Thousand-Year Reich, with Germany dominating Europe and the globe. Today, Germany’s rulers imagine a multicultural world, where Germany and other European nations no longer exist. This

By | 2017-09-17T09:32:24+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

What’s the Matter with Germany?

Germany is making trouble again. This time it is not sending young men in uniform swarming across its borders to conquer Europe. Instead, it is using its position of economic dominance to cause young Muslim men from outside Europe to swarm across Europe’s borders. In World War II, Germany’s conquest of Europe and

By | 2017-09-07T09:56:39+00:00 September 4th, 2017|

What Happened to America’s Elite?

It happened on campus. Once upon a time, the foundation of an American college education was common sense. Common sense realism was the philosophy young Americans learned in U.S. colleges. In the words of the great American historian, Arthur Herman, “Common Sense Realism was virtually the official creed of the American Republic.” Another

By | 2017-07-09T16:23:27+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

For Memorial Day, Some Common Sense About Our Common Purpose

“Will our Republic survive?” It is a fitting question for Memorial Day. For, as Abraham Lincoln noted in his Gettysburg Address, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” The work of preserving our freedom

By | 2017-06-01T22:06:23+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

The Left Versus Common Sense

Our political reality is no longer Left versus Right. It is now the Left versus common sense—and that change is changing voting patterns in this country. The political Left in America has been trending so hard and so fast to the left in recent decades that it raises the question, “What lies beyond

By | 2018-03-03T14:21:13+00:00 May 9th, 2017|